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Manage return details and adjustments

This article applies to:Avalara Returns

Before you begin

Some jurisdictions might mail you a blank return form to fill out. If Avalara is filing on your behalf, you don't need to do anything with those blank forms.


  1. In Managed Returns, go to Returns > Approve returns.
    The Approve returns page appears.
  2. On the Approve returns page, find the region where you want to adjust tax liabilities and click Show details for that region.
    The returns filed for that region are displayed.
  3. From the list of returns filed, find the return you want to adjust in that region, click the ellipsis button adjacent to that return, and select Details and adjustments.
    The Return details and adjustments page appears.
  4. On the Return details and adjustments page, review the details in the Tax due to Avalara and Payment to jurisdiction sections.
    In each section, you can make adjustments to sales and use tax. In these sections:
    • Prepayments are adjustments that Avalara remits in addition to what's normally filed.
    • Prior payments are adjustments you've already paid on your own, outside Avalara.
  5. To edit a prepayment, a prior payment, or an adjustment number, click the adjacent edit icon.
  6. To add a prepayment or a prior payment, click Add adjustments.
    Note: You can't add a prepayment until after the period when it occurs. For example, you would add a prepayment for Q4 on January 1st.
  7. To delete a prepayment or a prior payment, click the delete icon for that adjustment.
    If these adjustments occur regularly, it's a good idea to automate them
  8. Repeat these steps for each jurisdiction where you file returns.
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